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5 Skills You Should Consider Adding To Your Resume

As history demonstrates, the working force is constantly changing. Given the technology of our current age, there are a few skills you should strongly consider adding to your resume.

1.Communication

Like everything else that involves human interaction, communication is key. Be it verbal or written, communication is a vital skills in getting sh*t done. Both skills are utilized within the beginning of the job process between your resume (written) and interview (verbal). Get comfortable with writing emails, writing memos, public speaking, and communicating with co-workers.

This skill may be especially challenging for introverts.

2.Teamwork

As stated above, communication skills are a necessity in most fields. What goes hand in hand with communication? Teamwork. Not only is it beneficial to your current job, it could be the reason you get your next job. People are more likely to hire people they enjoyed (or think they’ll enjoy) working with. In some offices likability can trump skill. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.

3.Analytics

It seems safe to say that most companies strive to grow and develop into a successful profitable *cough multimillion dollar cough* company. With that being said, hiring team members that are capable of analyzing and gathering information is imperative. One of the best ways to improve is to examine how your company is doing in various areas and what can be done to reach your target profit or enhance the experience for your target audience. Employees that possess these skills could possibly make or break a company.

4.Coding

Coding tends to have mixed reviews, but it couldn’t hurt to explore it. It will give you a better understanding of product development, a lot more freedom to work on different platforms, and you can use your skill to build websites and apps without hiring a developer (saving you a crap ton of money). A crap ton is a real number. This skill also makes you an asset to startup companies and allows you to generate a product for whatever “side project” pops into your head.

5.Bilingual

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This one is pretty self explanatory. If you intend to work globally, it’s pretty much a necessity. Regardless of your job, knowing multiple languages will always give you an advantage to your competitors. If you plan to do a lot of traveling, why not do it for the heck of it? It’s also said to have some health benefits; like aiding in preventing dementia.


 

Know of any other skills that would be beneficial or highly coveted in an employee? Share below or email us at community@iamgum.com. The G.U.M Community appreciates it!

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